[GUIDE] Installing and Overclocking the AMD Mobility 7970 in the M17x R3,an illustrated guide

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by SlickDude80, Apr 24, 2012.

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  1. ValkerieFire

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    Makes me wish I still owned a M17 :(
     
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    Nice guide Slick!! Thumb up!
     
  3. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    Holy Perma Smile!!! Holy Perma Smile!!! :D

    Thhaaaannkksss Slick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    EDIT: so I lost sensors of hwinfo, when I click, I lose display :(

    and brightness is kinda weird, but the rest is fine, now I will do a 3dmark11
     
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    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    so...how did it go? ;)
     
  5. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    it was easier than I thought, with Slick's guide, serious piece of cake :)

    Long, check my post again, I edited, wth, how am I losing display to hwinfo sensors :eek:

    man 3dmark11 has never been smoother :D
     
  6. reborn2003

    reborn2003 THE CHIEF!

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    Awesome guide and pics SLICK! :cool: Thanks BRO!

    So plug and play FTW AMD 7970M! WooT!

    Can't wait to see your score Graz!!! :p

    Cheers. :)
     
  7. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    running, will be there shortly :)

    this is really PnP, didn't do nothing except remove the blacktape! will post pics and some comments to upgrade from 580m, but tomorrow we will get the comments of 580m upgrade from two grandmasters so it will be much better :)

    Not as impressive as Slick's run because my damn CPU (2920xm, I am having heat issues) throttled in the middle of the run :mad: will seriously switch back to my 2760qm :D

    anyway still proves the point I guess right? ;)
     

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    long2905 Notebook Virtuoso

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    check if your pads and pastes are put properly, there might be some problem with the conductors (stuff on top of the card) or VRAM. I got something similar when I installed GTX 580M.
     
  9. maxheap

    maxheap caparison horus :)

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    it was the alignment or the heatsink was weird, did you change your heatsink going from 6990m to 580m?? weird thing is I think I am missing some thermal pad, I will receive some pads soon I guess, darned frozencpu still didn't send them :( I will check everything tomorrow morning, for now I am going to bed I guess :)
     
  10. bigtonyman

    bigtonyman Desktop Powa!!!

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    glad to see you got the card working. Where you think you are missing a thermal pad?
     
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